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CONET Supports Initiatives from Hennef, Ruppichteroth, Siegburg and Niederkassel with More than 14,000 Euros
Hennef, October 30, 2019. CONET is donating a total of 14,300 euros to projects from its home region this year. The donation is divided among six organizations. The management and the jury comprised from the staff were impressed by the diversity of the supportive social commitment in their home region and agreed on the following distribution:
The community elementary school Hanftal from Hennef receives 3,600 euros for the continuation of their prevention project "Nonviolent Learning", thereby securing funding for another year. 3,400 euros go to the aid organization St. Martin in Ruppichteroth to expand a therapeutic petting zoo to help people with anxiety problems. With 2,000 euros, the association “Cycling without Age” in Hennef receives support to finance rickshaw trips for seniors. With 1,000 euros for the THW local Siegburg, CONET is involved in the acquisition of new emergency vehicle as replacement for one that was set on fire in September. Furthermore, CONET is donating 4,000 euros to ACT of Charity from Niederkassel for its greenhouse projects in Kenya. As an additional prize, the Hennef-based Tafel organization for feeding the needy received 300 euros from donations made by CONET employees.
On Wednesday in the company headquarters at Hennefer Theodor-Heuss-Allee, the CONET management and jury together with district administrator Sebastian Schuster and Hennef mayor Klaus Pipke, handed over the donation vouchers to the awarded organizations.
"Again this year our jury tried to keep in line with our motto" people work for and with people" in rewarding various aspects of social commitment, educational as well as therapeutical work and volunteer projects", explains CONET CEO Anke Höfer. "Choosing among the numerous submissions has not been easy for our employees. With our selection we hope to make a contribution to the sustainable success of the winning projects."
The recipients of CONET's annual charity together with district administrator Sebastian Schuster, Hennef mayor Klaus Pipke and CONET CEO Anke Höfer.
The recipients of the CONET annual donation 2019 in detail:
- Community Elementary School Hanftal - Violence Prevention
Since 2013, the prevention project "Nonviolent Learning" has been established at the Community Elementary School of Hennef on Hanftalstraße. The children learn to treat each other respectfully and to manage their own conflicts without physical or psychological violence. While the first classes are introduced to the project each year, the rest of the classes receive an annual refresher on the content. With the donation of 3,600 euros, the project is secured for all four classes for another year.
- Social Aid St. Martin e. V. - Therapeutic Petting Zoo
The social aid association in Ruppichteroth is involved in many ways for people in need of help. The petting zoo under construction serves the therapeutic accompaniment of people who suffer from anxiety or withdraw from everyday life due to personal disasters. For feeding and housing the animals and training by an animal trainer, CONET provides 3,400 euros.
- Cycling without age Hennef e. V. - Rickshaw Trips
Cycling without Age offers rickshaw trips to people with reduced mobility around the world free of charge and on an honorary basis. The Hennef-based regional club, which was founded in April, would like to enable mobility close to nature and bring variety into everyday life, for example, to the residents of Hennef’s retirement homes. The donation of 2,000 euros supports maintenance, insurance and storage of two rickshaws for one year.
- THW Helper Association Siegburg e. V. - Emergency Vehicle
In a break-in at the beginning of September at the THW in Siegburg, an emergency vehicle was set on fire. Since the basic equipment of the THW is provided by the federal government, but additional emergency vehicles but must be financed from own funds, CONET supports the purchase of a new minivan for the voluntary service of THW members with 1,000 euros.
- ACT of Charity e. V. - Greenhouse Projects
ACT of Charity is committed to a dignified life and the future prospects of young people in Kenya. The goal is to avoid permanent dependencies. A focus is on the greenhouse technique, which can lead to a tenfold increase in yield compared to the open field method. With 4,000 euros CONET supports this initiative by ACT co-founder and former managing director Werner Bücher, whose company has been part of the CONET group since 2017.
- Hennef Tafel Organization for Feeding the Needy
In an internal warehouse clearance, employees had the opportunity to save discarded inventory from disposal by “buying” it with a voluntary donation. The donation total of 300 euros now benefits Tafel Hennef of the AWO Kreisverband Bonn / Rhein-Sieg e.V.
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